Project Purpose

Capacity of seasonal climate prediction in South Africa is enhanced so that it can be applied to management of environmental problems in the Southern African Region.

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Project Outputs

  1. Predictability of the Subtropical Dipole Mode and its influence on the southern African region is evaluated.
  2. Seasonal climate prediction for the southern African region becomes available by use of an ocean-atmosphere coupled general circulation model.
  3. Ocean-atmosphere coupled general circulation models are improved.
  4. A prototype of early prediction system for mitigating impacts of abnormal weather is developed and implemented.
  5. Network for scientists involved in climate variations research is strengthened in the Southern African Region.